HARMAN technology Limited : New Product Announcement

Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Simon R Galley, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Simon R Galley

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    Dear All,

    A small addition to our family of products :

    http://goo.gl/oKW8e

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Anything new is good news however small. Thanks for letting us know Simon.

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    Very cool.
    Having trouble finding them on the Harman website.
     
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    That's a neat addition. Can't wait to get my hands on a few. I usually take them on vacation so that the grandkids can have a camera to use.
     
  5. Simon R Galley

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    They will be leaving the factory the end of this week for destinations and pre-orders around the world...and the HARMAN Express website:

    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    Hey Simon, that's great. Love to see any new product! Best wishes for its success!
     
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    Thank you Ilford! So happy to see you BelieveInFilm!
     
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    Nice that there's a choice of film as well. A lot of people at things like weddings, parties etc would like to be able to say that it was all done on genuine, traditional B&W film which to most outside the field of photography means things like HP5+

    I hope it goes well

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    Excellent! And with a choice of two great films too!

    Thanks Simon!

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    I'm pleasantly surprised that there's a market for these in b&w. Pity that the "processing included" version won't be available in the US, since access to retail b&w processing has shrunk dramatically---is that limitation a matter of economics, or related to the US legal ruling about Kodachrome processing?

    -NT
     
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    Hey Simon,

    Can you tell us the size of the negatives? Info about the lenses? Would there be in the future a process paid version for the USA?

    Suggestion, in order to appeal to digital shooters who might not own film equipment but use lighting equipment, a simple flash sync version?

    Even better an underwater version of the HP5 :smile:

    Thanks!


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    That's great to hear.

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    Great news, and a very cool idea! I cannot wait to give the HP5 version a try. Should be great fun for a walkabout camera to hit the streets with. As well, might be worthwhile keeping one in the old briefcase for "whatevers." Thanks, Ilford!
     
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    Good luck with these cameras, Simon.
     
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    Cute. I'll buy a couple if they touch down in Australia. I used a Fuji colour disposable camera last week for my mum.
     
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    Excellent news, I'll certainly give these a try. I've used a few disposable C-41 cameras this year with surprisingly good results, and a B&W version will be even better, to keep in the car, briefcase or backpack when I don't want to carry all the full photo gear.
     
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    Will they make it to Australia? I know it's the importer's decision, but I just remember how long it took SFX200 to make it here...We'd like to run a couple workshops with them, we've been experimenting with reloading colour disposables until now.
     
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    Dear Alex et al,

    We have been absolutely 'blown away' by the distributor and customer feedback on these single use mono camera's especially in relation to a 'pure' mono HP5+ version.......its gone 'viral' on twitter and facebook I am told ??????/...

    In answer to your question, yes they certainly will be available 'down under'. As explained above they are literally starting to leave our factory this week so its takes time to fill the supply chain, 10 days or so to Europe then the resellers have to order them, 4 weeks to the States, 6 weeks to Australia...and ditto re reseller orders, but they are coming.

    To answer a couple of questions, they are normal 35mm films, we have no plans to put on a sync or an underwater version but we will keep an eye on any 'viable' opportunities.

    I have tested these camera's myself, the thing that actually really impressed me was the quality ( sharpness ) of the lens and the build quality, it certainly passed all our QC tests in relation to picture quality and camera performance, but obviously its a SUC ( single use camera ) it ain't no Leica...!

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    Thanks for answering and good info, glad it's real 35mm film.

    You didn't mention about paid processing in the USA, is that an option?

    If not at least I can break it apart and process the 35mm myself, use the lens elements to make a home camera :wink:


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    No process paid in the USA, just through our own lab in the UK. Sorry

    Simon.
     
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    I was looking for some of these a few years ago. All I could find were intended for wedding receptions, and nobody had a clue what was in them. I'm glad this is happening, I'll be sure to load up on them. Sure wish I could remember what I wanted them for...
     
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    You should try and get these in the supermarkets.
     
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    Just sent the HP5+ version to my sister. Getting a bunch of these for her wedding would be fantastic and I could print the best images in my darkroom. THANK YOU
     
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    Dear All,

    Just to give you an update, that they have now landed in the USA and those retailers that have ordered them should be getting them this week from our US distributor.

    I have to say they have been a fantastic success around the world, and not even launched yet in the USA we have had to re-manufacture twice !!!

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited ;
     
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    Given the experience many of us have with home-developing traditional B/W films, that we can process our own film to our own developer, concentration and agitation regimen, it makes sense that we should be permitted to open up these cameras ourselves and process at home. Also, for the US-based customer, shipping across the pond for processing would seem excessively expensive, especially given the potential market expectation for disposable cameras. I wonder if there's any plans by Ilford to at least offer US-based processing?

    ~Joe